Ashley Sutton, the award-winning designer behind Hong Kong nightlife hotspots Ophelia, J.Boroski, Iron Fairies and Yojimbo, has returned to the city to open his most ambitious project yet: Dear Lilly – serving contemporary European cuisine, with particular attention paid to the flavours of the Mediterranean.
Located in a stunning glass-walled space on the roof of IFC mall, Dear Lilly is a romantic restaurant and bar inspired by the dreamy hole-in-the-wall florists found along the most beautiful boulevards in Paris.
As with all of Sutton’s other projects in Hong Kong, Dear Lilly is a collaboration with restaurant group Dining Concepts, who have consistently brought Sutton’s bold, breath-taking ideas to life, turning them from sketches on paper into some of the most striking restaurants and bars in the city.
“Dear Lilly is unlike anything I’ve ever done before,” Sutton says. “It’s an incredibly enchanting space filled with flowers, love letters and charming antique ornaments that I’ve sourced from around the world. I want people to step inside and feel like they’re in a fairy-tale.”